Chris Coleman remains coy over Wales future


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Chris Coleman has given nothing away regarding his future as Wales manager and he is instead fully focused on their upcoming international friendlies.

The 47-year-old has been in charge of the Dragons since 2012 and he successfully guided them to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 – their first major international tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

However, last month’s 1-0 defeat to Republic of Ireland ended Wales chances of qualifying for next summer’s World Cup, and with Coleman’s contract coming to an end, speculation surrounding his future has been ongoing.

The former Fulham manager has now put talks surrounding his future on the back burner until after the upcoming international friendlies against France and Panama, with the two fixtures potentially being his last as Wales boss.

“I wouldn’t dare take my foot off the gas because they deserve everything that I’ve got. It’s business as usual for me.,” Coleman said.

“With me or without me the boys are going to go on and achieve.

I don’t look at these two games as the end of anything. “I said last week, at the end of this camp we’ll start the talk again about the future.”

First up for Wales is the daunting prospect of facing France in Paris on Friday.

The two nations have not gone head-to-head since 1982, with Wales emerging victorious on that occasion, and the Dragons are priced at 11.00 to secure another victory on Friday, while Les Bleus are available at 1.25 and the draw is on offer at 5.50.

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